As the summer festival season quickly approaches, we're getting updates about all the events going on. Here's the latest from the Voyager Festival in Austin, Texas, set for June 13, 2015.
by Jon Davis, Published 2015-05-10
Festivities will kick off at the Rusty Mule at 11:00 AM and run until 11:00 PM and feature a wide variety of artists, from solo experimentalists to bands of varying styles.
From the press release:
Descendants of Erdrick - Progressive metal video game tribute band
Pony Trap - Robot drummer with tricked out stringed instruments
eBurner feat. Lauren Lyman - Innovative synth and effected flute
Opposite Day - Virtuoso rock guitar, bass and drums
Proud Peasant - Cinematic rock
Eric Power Up - Hand-animated film
Many more acts who are pushing the boundaries of music!
The Festival includes daytime and evening performances, local Austin food trailers, local Austin artisans and vendors, a playscape with magic sideshows for the kids, lots of tree cover and cooling mists to help beat the heat, and plenty of refreshments!
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